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We invest for a sustainable, inclusive future.

SIFEM is the Swiss Development Finance Institution.

SIFEM is an integral part of Switzerland’s International Cooperation Strategy. We provide long-term financing through local financial intermediaries to small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries. Our overarching goal is to reduce poverty and foster sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economies.

We invest for a sustainable, inclusive future

SIFEM is the Swiss Development Finance Institution

SIFEM is an integral part of Switzerland’s International Cooperation Strategy. We provide long-term financing through local financial intermediaries to small- and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries. Our overarching goal is to reduce poverty and foster sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economies.

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SIFEM contributed to first close of SPE PEF III Fund

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Interview with our Chairman Jörg Frieden about SIFEM’s activities in Nepal

BD Creation is one of Mutual Trust Bank's customers. BD Creation is a leading handicraft manufacturer and exporter in Bangladesh, with a vision to create job opportunities. It focuses on eco-friendly products and has been recognized with the National Export Trophy and CIP status for its contributions to the economy and the handicrafts sector. 
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SIFEM invests in Bangladesh’s Mutual Trust Bank

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The latest news and updates from SIFEM

Young-Adult-North-Africa
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SIFEM contributed to first close of SPE PEF III Fund

Bildschirmfoto 2024-05-27 um 13.04.35
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Interview with our Chairman Jörg Frieden about SIFEM’s activities in Nepal

BD Creation is one of Mutual Trust Bank's customers. BD Creation is a leading handicraft manufacturer and exporter in Bangladesh, with a vision to create job opportunities. It focuses on eco-friendly products and has been recognized with the National Export Trophy and CIP status for its contributions to the economy and the handicrafts sector. 
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SIFEM invests in Bangladesh’s Mutual Trust Bank

Key Figures

$914M

Active commitments

$451M

Investment portfolio

5.3%

Portfolio IRR

483,253

Jobs supported

8.1M

Microloans

4.9M

tons of GHG emissions avoided

Key Figures

$1,002M

Active commitments

$454M

Investment portfolio

100

Funds & financial intermediaries financed

483,253

Jobs supported

595

Underlying companies

4.9M

tons of GHG emissions avoided

Our key figures

$1,002M

Active commitments

595

Underlying companies

100

Funds and FIs financed

483,253

Jobs supported

$454M

Investment portfolio

4.9M

tons of GHG emissions avoided

Investment Map

Recent investments

Discover our Impact Report 2023

SIFEM’s Impact Report 2023 offers an insightful overview of our strides in impact investing over the past year. Detailing our projects, investments, and their significant contributions towards sustainable development goals, this report showcases our commitment to fostering positive change in emerging markets.

Discover our Impact Report 2023

The SIFEM Impact Report 2023 offers an insightful overview of our strides in impact investing over the past year. Detailing our projects, investments, and their significant contributions towards sustainable development goals, this report showcases our commitment to fostering positive change in emerging markets.